Election Results 2020-2021 Board of Directors
– Due to a lack of quorum, the mail-in election will have to be re-held. Ballots for the next election will be sent out December 28 and are due into Gassen on January 11.
– Our deepest sympathy to Condo Board rep Bill Theobald (firstname.lastname@example.org), whose beloved mother died on December 25.
– 2020 has been a terrible year, and the Board of Directors would like to send our condolences and best wishes to everyone at Greensboro who has lost family, friends, jobs and health. 2021 WILL be better for all.
– Mandatory mask wearing in all four Condo buildings’ common areas and laundry rooms and when meeting with Gassen staff inside and outside the Club House.
– The Club House/Party Room is still closed, due to coronavirus concerns.
– Signed up for Gassen Connect (https://gassenconnect.nabrnetwork.com)? This app is Gassen’s preferred communication method and should be used to create quick work orders for downed branches, dead critters, needed light bulbs for resident’s porches (keep those LEDs on!) and the garages, etc.
– Changed the batteries in your smoke & carbon monoxide detectors?
– Reminder to remove furniture and other items from 2 & 3 bedroom front door stoops so they can be shoveled? Storing items on your patios is permitted.
Board of Directors Meetings
– Greensboro residents are welcome to attend Regular Board Meetings every 4th Tuesday of the month and Gassen is emailing out Zoom meeting links through Gassen Connect to everyone on the mailing list.
– Please note: Residents can bring up issues and concerns during the Open Forum, which generally runs 6:30-6:45 pm and there is an occasional presentation by a vendor. When the President calls the actual meeting to order and a quorum is established, only Board members are allowed to speak. We are not being rude, this is correct parliamentary procedure. Residents will be muted. We encourage Owners to email questions or issues to Sonja ahead of the meeting date. This will help expedite full responses.
Tips for Snowbirds! (from CIC Midwest Fall/Winter 2019/2020 Savings Guide)
1. Leave emergency contact information with Gassen Management with your expected return date.
2. Have someone inspect your home at least weekly, especially if there is a prolonged cold spell or freezing temperatures.
3. Adjust thermostat: do not turn the heat completely off. Set the thermostat to no lower than 55 degrees to protect again freezing conditions.
4. Adjust draperies and blinds so interior view is minimal.
5. Leave cupboard doors open under the kitchen and bathroom sinks to keep pipes warm.
6. Lighting. Install clock controls on living room/bedroom lamps so they turn on and off each evening automatically for security.
7. If the pipes freeze, use a hair dryer or wait until the weather moderates. When thawed, listen for running water when faucets are turned off. If you hear it, there may be a broken water line. If so, report to management immediately.
8. Refrigerator thermostat to be set at a minimum setting and remove all perishables.
9. Patio/Decks: please store all plants and pots. Try and leave your patio/deck in a reasonably organized manner. Be considerate of what others see.
– Westar Electric installed a temporary fix on the short in Garage Bank E. The permanent fix involves digging up the ground and must wait until spring thaw.
– New flooring will be installed in the hallway by 7412-215, and the carpeting stretched and re-fastened after the first of the year.
– AMEK received a wrong door jamb for 7209 and will install the new one Thursday, December 31, 2020
– DMR will be back after the first of the year to repair the brick on 7205/7209.
– The garage lintel project for 2020 complete except for the staining of the deck boards, which must wait for spring weather.
– New dog registration forms will be sent out by Gassen and MUST be returned by each owner. There is a $10 fee.
– Architectural Committee, headed by Tim Hilger, is working on many projects including interior homeowner projects that may impact common area components. It is best to reach out to Sonja or Tim before you start a home improvement project.
– Remember that the City of St. Louis Park does not allow parking on streets during snow fall and after till roads are plowed. You risk towing. Follow all other City parking restrictions – use the baseball field for the first night.
– Please respect the green and yellow parking permit areas. If you have a yellow permit don’t park in the green permit area and vice versa. A warning will be given once, then the car will be towed!
– Don’t back into your parking spot – this is a Rules and Regulations violation.
– Commercial, non-registered and guest cars need to park on the street or in the baseball parking lot between 4pm and 8am.
– Non-registered cars parked in the same spot for more than 72 hours will be towed without warning. The 72 hour limitation does not apply to cars with yellow and green parking permit displayed on their cars. Exception is when we have to clear the parking lots for repair and maintenance.
Useful information/It’s the rule:
– Starting an indoor or outdoor remodeling project including door area cameras? You must fill out the Approval Request for Architectural Changes and In-Unit Renovations Form available on the website. Send to Gassen and avoid problems!
– Please do not store anything in the condo hallways including door mats and footwear.
– Please make sure that you or your vendor hauls away remodeling material from projects. It does not belong in the Greensboro garbage bins. Homeowners will be fined.
– There is a separate fee for hauling away household appliances and furniture. They do NOT belong in the trash or in the garbage, this includes mattresses! Contact Gassen to arrange special pick up, the price is reasonable.
– No tethering of animals – it is a Rules & Regulation violation. We also have coyotes!
Please help by:
– Calling the police immediately if you see or hear suspicious activity at Greensboro. Car catalytic converters have been cut in the greater St. Louis Park area including Greensboro.
– We encourage the use of mouse traps in your garages.
– Recycling as much as possible. We still find a lot of cardboard boxes and bottles in the trash bins. We appreciate when you break down the cardboards so all of us have space to dispose of our trash. Please note that items should be dumped in the recycle bins unbagged. Plastic bags (and crib liners) gum up the recycling machinery.
– Picking up trash, sticks, your cigarette butts and wrappers, your dog’s poop, etc. and put them into the trash bins located throughout Greensboro.
– Reporting any problems (grounds, critters, no heat, lightbulbs including your porch lights, security, etc.), by creating a work order on your Gassen Connect account (preferred) or contacting Sonja Spohnholtz (Greensboro@gassen.com or 952-544-0477) and she will forward it on to the right person.
– Sonja Spohnholtz, On Site Property Manager:
Phone 952-544-0477, email Greensboro@gassen.com
Mark the date:
– Next Board Meeting: TUESDAY, January 26, 2021. Homeowner Forum from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Suggestions/ideas are welcome. This will be an online meeting and Kirk Gassen will email an invite.
Next Board Meeting: TUESDAY, February 23, 2021. Homeowner Forum from 6:30 pm to 6:45 pm. Suggestions/ideas are welcome. This will be an online meeting and Kirk Gassen will email an invite.